Giulio Di Sturco
Ganga Ma (Mother Ganges) is the culmination of a ten-year research project. Starting in 2005, Di Sturco has chronicled the course of the river Ganges over 2,500 km, downstream from its source as snow in the Himalayan glaciers through to Bangladesh where it empties into the sea in the bay of Bengal. Much more than a mere river, for Hindus the Ganges represents the fulcrum of spirituality. Ironically, today the river is one of the most polluted in the world. Its water levels have shrunk drastically and are very toxic, endangering the livelihoods of over 400 million people who depend on it.